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This Week: Tell Supes to Hold Developers to the Transbay Plan

Tomorrow, the Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a development tax to help fund the Caltrain/high-speed rail extension to the Transbay Transit Center, but could reduce the rate for developers and slash revenue for the project. You can help ensure this crucial regional transit connection gets completed by telling the supes to stick with the original funding agreement, and not to bow to the Willie Brown-backed developers.

Here are all of this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: Speak at the Board of Supervisors hearing or write your supervisor to help ensure Transbay Transit Center won’t just be a fancy bus terminal. The supes will consider approving the creation of a “Mello-Roos” development tax district, which will charge Transbay District developers a land value-based assessment fee to help fund the Caltrain/HSR extension all the way to the “Grand Central of the West.” Don’t let developers undermine this crucial project and back out of the rates they agreed to. 3 p.m.
  • Thursday and Saturday: Bike East Bay is urging Oaklanders to call for continuous, protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue. The Alameda Transportation Commission will hold two open houses to collect public feedback on a proposal for partially-protected bike lanes that throw people on bikes into motor traffic on some stretches. Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Sunday: Car-free streets on both sides of the Bay: Sunday Streets returns to the Western Addition on Fillmore, Fulton, Baker, and Grove Streets. In Oakland, Oaklavia will grace three miles of streets between the Pergola on Lake Merritt to Latham Square. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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This Week: SFTRU Bar Crawl, Celebrating Amelie Le Moullac

Join the SF Transit Riders Union Thursday for a pub-crawl-via-Muni fundraiser. The SFMTA will also hold a public hearing on Friday for street safety improvements on Columbus Avenue, Bay Street, and more. A celebration will also be held Saturday for Amelie Le Moullac’s life, one year after she died in a SoMa truck crash.

Here are all of this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Thursday: Join SFTRU for a fundraising bar crawl, hopping on and off Muni at four bars along the 71-Haight and 6-Parnassus routes in Civic Center, the Haight, and the Inner Sunset. Come out to support transit advocacy, and mingle with fellow advocates. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: SFMTA’s engineering hearing agenda includes seven on-street car-share parking locations, plus bulb-outs, bike lanes, and speed humps on streets like Columbus Avenue, Bay Street, and Randolph Street. 10 a.m.
  • Saturday: To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Amelie Le Moullac’s tragic death on her bike at Sixth and Folsom Streets, family and friends will host a celebration of her life at Dolores Park. “Come for a little or stay a while.” 2 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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SFMTA Engineering Hearing

From SFMTA:

The Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is a package of transit and pedestrian safety improvements. To implement the full benefits of the project, sidewalk and roadway reconfigurations will be necessary, including proposed parking changes and left turn restrictions.

The SFMTA is taking the required legislation to public hearing. Parking is proposed to be removed to accommodate the BRT design elements such as center boarding islands and pedestrian bulbs. Most left turns are proposed to be removed to facilitate better traffic flow and reduce delays to transit and traffic, and also to minimize the removal of parking by eliminating left turn lanes.

 

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Cancelled: San Francisco For Better Bikeways

This event has been cancelled.

From SF Bicycle Coalition:

The California Bicycle Coalition is hosting a party at Mission Workshop to celebrate building better bikeways throughout our state. 25% of ticket sales are dedicated to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Join us for beer, bikes, raffles, and live music.

 

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Cancelled: SPUR Forum: Open Space Design at Ocean Beach

From SPUR:

How is the Ocean Beach Master Plan being implemented and what will it impact? In the third program in this three-part series, we’ll learn how a decommissioning of two lanes of the Great Highway will provide opportunities to improve public access with a coastal trail and other amenities designed to adapt to an eroding coastline.

+ Frank Filice / San Francisco Department of Public Works
+ Patricia Fonseca / AECOM

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Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee

SFMTA: Agenda.

 

 

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SFMTA Citizens Advisory Council

From SFMTA.

Items of Note:

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Van Ness Ave. Bus Rapid Transit Project. (Peter Gabancho, Project Manager).

Motion 140625.01:

The SFMTA CAC recommends the SFMTA develop a master plan for the historic and vintage fleet to: explore future expansion of historic line service, plan for future rehabilitation of historic vehicles, plan for new historic lines, plan for future procurement of historic vehicles, plan for shelter of historic vehicles, and plan for operations and maintenance of historic vehicles.

 

 

 

 

 

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This Week: Ed Reiskin Talks About Smarter Street Design

Update: The SFMTA meeting about changes to the Muni 5-Fulton line was postponed until July 17.

This Wednesday evening, choose from two meetings, including a SPUR forum with Ed Reiskin talking about the NACTO Urban Bikeway and Street Design guides. Or, talk with city planners at community meetings about upgrades planned for Ocean Avenue. Sunday Streets is also back in the Richmond this weekend.

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: SPUR lunchtime forum explores what San Francisco can learn from London’s “approaches to issues like housing, design, transportation and sustainability.” 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Planning Department will hold a public workshop on a streetscape revamp for Ocean Avenue, where a plan will be presented for improvements like sidewalk bulb-outs and new greenery. 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Join SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin at a SPUR Forum called “Designing for Urban Streets.” Reiskin serves as the president of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, which recently published its urban street and bikeway design guides. “Come learn how these guides can serve as blueprints for building innovative street solutions.” 6 p.m.
  • Friday: The agenda for this week’s SFMTA engineering hearing includes 110 on-street car-share parking spots and some of the Muni stops proposed to be shared with private shuttles in the SFMTA’s regulation pilot program. 10 a.m.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets returns to the Inner Richmond. Clement Street is no longer on the route this year, but all of Arguello Boulevard, from Golden Gate Park to the Presidio, will be open for car-free fun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Upgrades for 71-Haight, Howard Street Bike Lane

The SFMTA will hold two open house community meetings this week: One on Muni improvements along Haight Street, and another on adding a buffer to the Howard Street bike lane.

Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday: The SFMTA will hold an open house tonight on Transit Effectiveness Project improvements that will speed up Muni’s 71-Haight/Noriega line. All along Haight Street, the SFMTA has proposed converting stop signs to transit-priority traffic signals and traffic-calmed intersections, and adding bus bulb-outs. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The SFMTA hosts an open house on upgrading Howard Street’s skinny bike lane to a buffered bike lane between Sixth and Tenth Streets in SoMa. The project would be similar to parallel Folsom Street, and also include painted sidewalk bulb-outs. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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This Week: Two Thursday Forums on SF’s Transportation Woes

This Thursday evening has two promising forums on transportation, unfortunately scheduled at the same time. The SF Bay Guardian will host a forum on “how to create the transportation system San Franciscans need,” while a SPUR forum looks at why SF’s parking problems could be temporary. Also, don’t miss the final two Transportation 2030 community meetings on the November ballot measures in Districts 3 and 9.

Here are all of this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday and Thursday: Transportation 2030 community meetings: Join Supervisors David Chiu in District 3 (Tuesday, 6 p.m.) and David Campos in District 9 (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) for the final two community meetings about the city’s proposed November ballot measures to raise transportation revenues.
  • Wednesday: City planners will host an open house about redesigning upper Haight Street to upgrade transit and pedestrian safety, and you can weigh in on the latest proposals. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: The SF Bay Guardian hosts a forum called ”Bikes, Buses, and Budgets: How to Create the Transportation System San Franciscans Need.” Supervisor Scott Wiener, Street Fight author Jason Henderson, and the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Chema Hernández Gil will tackle “the gap between political rhetoric and realities on the street.” 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: At the same time, SPUR hosts a forum to discuss “the present state of parking and what can be done to make the future less gridlocked.” Panelists include reps from the SF Transit Riders Union, Nelson/Nygaard, and Calle 24, the 24th Street merchant and neighborhood association. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: This week’s SFMTA engineering hearing agenda includes 76 on-street car-share parking spaces, 11 bus zone extensions, and more. You can show your support for these proposals by attending, or by writing to sustainable.streets@sfmta.com with the subject line “Public Hearing.”

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